Friday, October 1, 2010

A Few Notes for Friday

It’s the first day of October and there are only 91 days left in the year! You’d better get started on your Christmas shopping! I love October, even more than I love September. I love to decorate for Halloween, and I especially like to buy pumpkins. To me, the pumpkin symbolizes fall – crisp air, and warm fires and of course, more football! I always try to wait until the calendar turns to October before buying any pumpkins and this year is no different. I hope to pick some up over the weekend and drag out the Halloween decorations too. If I get it all completed, I’ll try to post some pictures next week.

October is also the month in which the route for the next year’s le Tour de France will be announced. So, on October 15 I will have a general idea of where my trip next July will take me. I’m very excited and really looking forward to that day!

I’m driving a rental car this week. My car is in the shop to be repaired from P’s drunk driving. The car is a 2010 Chrysler Sebring, silver in color, and looks just like my dad’s last company car. I chuckle to myself every time I call it “The Rental” because it reminds me of Troy and his great love of “The Rental” on our trip this past summer.

Thanks to those of you that clarified that “Ride a Horse” wasn’t homosexual in content, but sexual nonetheless. I feel a little bit better. The first time I ever heard this phrase was when I saw a guy wearing a shirt that said, “Save a Horse, Ride A Cowboy,” so perhaps that’s why I thought it was homosexual in nature.

Don’t forget the 7th Annual Liz Hurley Ribbon Run is coming up on October 16 to raise money for Huntsville Hospital and breast cancer awareness. I won’t be running, and I’ll do good to walk to whole way as much as my foot has been hurting lately, but join us if you can, it’s sure to be a good time – and you’ll get exercise!

Speaking of exercise, I’m still going to the gym three to four times per week. I haven’t been this week because I’ve been plagued with a sinus infection, but I plan on going back tomorrow morning. I’m really starting to tone up and have noticed some small changes and have now lost about 10 pounds.

Speaking of breast cancer awareness, my college roommate, Melissa, is still raising money for her Susan G. Komen 3-Day, 60-mile walk. She has around $500 to go and is asking for your help. She is having a giveaway over on her blog and if you contribute $20 to her goal, then you will be entered to win a $50 Amazon gift card. So, check it out and donate if you can.

For those of you who haven’t stopped by Kimberly’s blog lately, you need to do so. She has been updating like crazy over the past few days, writing of her Malaysian adventures. It looks like she’s having a good time!

I’m headed out to Sparkman tonight to cover football for The Huntsville Times; so, look for another concession stand review next week.

Hope everyone has a safe and happy weekend!


Melissa said...

I LOVE October as well! The weather is finally turning so much nicer. Love it!!
Thank you, thank you, thank you for giving me a blog shout out! I hope your faithful readers will visit my blog, donate to the Cure, and maybe win $50! The odds are pretty good for everyone right now :)

Erika said...

So glad your gym dedication is paying off - I'm very proud of you!!!

Kimberly Washer said...

Amen to what Erika said!! It's always nice when you start seeing results!!

Have so much fun in the fall, it's still hot as heck over here and it's never going to change :(.

Also, thanks for the shout out :).